What is the Four Burners Theory? As far as I can tell, the Four Burners Theory originated in a 2009 article in The New Yorker. The burners are referring to the burners on a stove: "Not a real stove but a symbolic one." 'One burner represents your … [Read more...]
Balance Blog Posts
Articles about life balance, balance tips, how to find a more balanced life, work life balance, and more.
Some essentials about Essentialism by Greg McKeown • Let's kick things off with the Essentialism elevator pitch. If you only have one minute to read this, here you go: Definition: Author Greg McKeown says the most fitting definition of … [Read more...]
A True Essentialist • I recently finished Greg McKeown's book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Essentialism book summary here). Like most great books, I have a ton of underlines, highlights, and notes. However, there are usually one … [Read more...]
Everyone Gets 24 Hours Each Day • Whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed, I remind myself that everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day. Everyone. Every one. You, me, your parents, your siblings, all your friends, everyone you've ever met, everyone … [Read more...]
Intro to Chasing Slow • I just finished reading Erin Loechner’s Chasing Slow. I purchased the book without really doing any homework on it — I guess that’s the power of a good book title. Because I didn’t know anything about it, I went into it … [Read more...]
The Origin of the Fisherman Story • After reading the story of "The Mexican Fisherman" in Erin Loechner's book Chasing Slow, I did some quick Google searching to try to find the author and when it was originally published. Interestingly, it … [Read more...]